Vice Provost for Enrollment and Communications

J. Michael Thompson, Interim Vice Provost of Enrollment and Communications

J. Michael Thompson serves as Interim Vice Provost for Enrollment and J Michael ThompsonCommunications for Saint Mary’s College; he joined the College on July 16, 2018. 

Thompson brings to Saint Mary’s many years of experience in enrollment management and communications. He recently retired from the position of Associate Vice President and Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at the University of the Pacific, and prior to that he served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management at UC Merced, Director of Academic Operations and Records at the University of California Online, and Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid at the University of Southern California.  

He also served as principal in a consulting practice that included strategic enrollment planning, technology assessment, uses of contemporary communication modalities and operational improvements, and held the position of Chief Executive Officer at XAP Corporation, which provided software, content and support to clients from nearly forty percent of the US high schools, twenty-five of the fifty states with statewide college access portals and numerous other organizations focused around learning and student achievement.